Final Quasi-Bracketology, Selection Sunday

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Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Selection Sunday no longer applies to the Boston College Eagles, but it is still one of the most interesting days of the sports year. Just because our team is perpetually enveloped in March Sadness doesn’t mean we can’t talk March Madness.

Hours before the release of the bracket, we’ve come up with one more quasi-bracketology mock-up. Please note: This is the NCAA Tournament as I would personally design it based upon what we know right now. This is NOT a prediction.

In preparing this faux bracket, I have discovered several disagreements I have with Joe Lunardi and others. As it turns out, I may ultimately have some disagreements with the Committee as well (and it wouldn’t be the first time).

On the first page is the S-Curve; the second is the explanation; the third is the bracket itself.

(3:30pm note: swapped Duke and Virginia; inserted UL-Lafayette for Georgia State)

Final Quasi-Bracketology, Selection Sunday


1. Florida Gators (SEC)
2. Wichita State Shockers (MVC)
3. Louisville Cardinals (AAC)
4. Arizona Wildcats (Pac-12)
5. Virginia Cavaliers (ACC)
6. Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten)
7. Villanova Wildcats (Big East)
8. Duke Blue Devils (ACC)
9. Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten)
10. Iowa State Cyclones (Big 12)

11. Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12)
12. Syracuse Orange (ACC)
13. San Diego State Aztecs (MWC)
14. Cincinnati Bearcats (AAC)
15. Creighton Bluejays (Big East)
16. Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten)
17. North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC)
18. New Mexico Lobos (MWC)
19. Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12)
20. Connecticut Huskies (AAC)

21. UCLA Bruins (Pac-12)
22. Memphis Tigers (AAC)
23. VCU Rams (A-10)
24. Saint Louis Billikens (A-10)
25. Gonzaga Bulldogs (WCC)
26. Baylor Bears (Big 12)
27. Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten)
28. Kentucky Wildcats (SEC)
29. Texas Longhorns (Big 12)
30. Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12)

31. Pittsburgh Panthers (ACC)
32. St. Joseph’s Hawks (A-10)
33. Oregon Ducks (Pac-12)
34. Arizona State Sun Devils (Pac-12)
35. George Washington Colonials (A-10)
36. Massachusetts Minutemen (A-10)
37. Providence Friars (Big East)
38. Colorado Buffaloes (Pac-12)
39. Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten)
40. SMU Mustangs (AAC)

41. Harvard Crimson (Ivy)
42. Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12)
43. Stanford Cardinal (Pac-12)
44. Xavier Musketeers (Big East)
45. Tennessee Volunteers (SEC)
46. Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten)
47. BYU Cougars (WCC)
48. California Golden Bears (Pac-12) <--LAST TEAM IN 49. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Southland) 50. Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (CAA) 51. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (C-USA) 52. Western Michigan Broncos (MAC) 53. American Eagles (Patriot) 54. Manhattan Jaspers (MAAC) 55. North Dakota State Bison (Summit) 56. Mercer Bears (A-Sun) 57. North Carolina Central Eagles (MEAC) 58. New Mexico State Aggies (WAC) 59. Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (Horizon) 60. Eastern Kentucky Colonels (OVC) 61. Wofford Terriers (Southern) 62. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt) 63. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (Big South) 64. Weber State Wildcats (Big Sky) 65. Albany Great Danes (AmEast) 66. Texas Southern Eagles (SWAC) 67. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (NEC) 68. Cal Poly Mustangs (Big West) FIRST FIVE OUT
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten)
Dayton Flyers (A-10)
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (C-USA)
North Carolina State Wolfpack (ACC)
Florida State Seminoles (ACC)

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (C-USA)
Missouri Tigers (SEC)
St. John’s Red Storm (Big East)
Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC)
Green Bay Phoenix (Horizon)

On the next pages, see the justifications and the design of the bracket with this S-Curve.